Robert A. Pastor, Friend of AQ


January 9, 2014


Americas Quarterly is deeply saddened to hear of the death of its longtime supporter and friend, Robert A. Pastor, who passed away on January 8, 2014.

Dr. Pastor, a contributor to AQ, was an influential advocate of Inter-American relations in the hemisphere. Along with serving as the U.S. national security advisor on Latin America and the Caribbean during the administration of President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Pastor was a professor and director of the Center for North American Studies at American University in Washington DC. He was Vice Chair of the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America at the Council on Foreign Relations, taught at El Colegio de México, Harvard University, and Emory University, and was a senior fellow and the founding director of the Latin American Program and the Democracy Project at The Carter Center.

Dr. Pastor’s article, “What Happened to the North American Idea?” appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of Americas Quarterly, “The New Brazil and the Changing Hemisphere.” He also authored many books, including The North America Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future (Oxford University Press).

Our thoughts are with Dr. Pastor’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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